Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Weekend in T-Town...

I really can't remember the last time that Andy and I were both at my parents' house.  We made the trek for Father's Day and had a really good, relaxing time.  The boys played some golf, my mom and I did some antique shopping, and we ate lots of good food.  Does it get better than that?  While out and about in Tullahoma, I found a piece of furniture that I fell in love with at a furniture store that was relocating.  Therefore, my already discounted piece was discounted another 20%!  Bye-bye part of my graduation money!  This piece will hold my Butler's Pantry china (that is still in the closet for lack of a place to put it), and it will have to hold up our TV in the "playroom" because I have no other place to put it. :)  We will make it work because I loved it and it is payed for.  Now for my parents to find a way to get it to me in Nashville...sorry guys!  Here is a "fancy" picture of my piece...

Mine is actually painted red with a wooden-colored top...hopefully it will work in our house!

On another note, I fully realize that my dad never reads our blog. :)  So, I can write this and not embarass him at all.  He always makes fun of me for taking pictures and says, "That for the blog, I'm sure?"--However, I know if he has EVER laid eyes on this thing it is because my mom was showing him something. 

But since this is Father's Day, I thought I would leave a few thoughts about mi padre.  Although at times he is loud, makes jokes at my expense, and drinks far more Diet Coke than is healthy to--I really do love the guy.  I have never been in need because of the hard work that my dad has always put in.  He has always been there when I really needed him.  Whether helping me fix a flat tire in the parking lot of the Green Hills Y in college or helping me format a PowerPoint presentation for the millionth time, he has always been ready and willing to lend a hand.  More than the "manly" items he has helped me with, my dad has always been a mentor for me in my Christian walk.  He studied with me when I needed answers and baptized me when I was ready to become a Christian.  He said and did enough of the right things to put me on the right path.  Although I grew to be closer to my mom in various ways over the years, I will always look to my dad for the big stuff.  I appreciate him more than he will ever know or I will ever be able to share--we just aren't the "lovey-dovey" kind.  In short, I am thankful for everything my dad has been and continues to be for me.  Hopefully one day (many moons from now) Andy and I will be half the parents ours have been for us. :)

This is the picture that I blew up and framed for my dad for Father's Day.  I have always loved this picture and he had recently put it on our wedding day slideshow.  As you can see in this picture, my dad (again) was helping to show me the ropes with something...this time I think it was the zoo animals. :)  Happy Father's Day, Dads!!!

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